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Yoga for Homes Fundraiser – Vancouver BC

Yoga for Homes Fundraiser – Vancouver BC We are offering a special yoga class to raise funds to help build homes for families in need living in Zambia. The houses will be built by volunteers through Habitat for Humanity. Can a yoga class help build a home for a family in need? Yes with Karma […]

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Invest in your future with an MBA from TWU

          Are you career driven but also desire a meaningful purpose? A leading-edge MBA at Trinity Western University may just be the professional and personal gateway you’re searching for. TWU’s MBA equips and empowers graduates to excel in for-profit as well as non-profit organizations. Our renowned and comprehensive program features:  a […]

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YES – 3 Ways We Can Support Youth Employment in BC

Article by: Timothy Lang, President & CEO at Youth Employment Services (YES).  The transition from education into the workplace can be a scary one. As youth are instructed to follow a specific path paved out by societal norms, the reality of fully preparing themselves to be a candidate for employment can be intimidating. With the unemployment […]

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The Long-Lasting Importance of Business Cards in Networking

The Long-Lasting Importance of Business Cards in Networking In today’s digital age, face to face social interaction is becoming more and more scarce. The reality is, when it comes to networking, you can only get so far by sitting behind a screen scrolling away. Sure, there’s professional networks like LinkedIn that connect you to other […]

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Outfitting an Office on a Startup Budget

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a paradox that has been the subject of much debate for eons. But, had Plutarch created the paradox in the modern era, he probably wouldn’t have been asking about chickens or eggs at all. Instead he would likely be asking the same question every startup entrepreneur […]

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How Marketing Automation Can Bridge the Gap Between Sales & Marketing

Hasn’t there always been a rivalry between the marketing and sales departments? They both claim to know and understand the company’s customer better. The marketing team claims that this is true because they can analyze data from multiple sources, therefore have an in-depth understanding of the demographic and customer behaviour. The sales team also has […]

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5 TIPS TO STAY CONFIDENT AS A FIRST-TIME ENTREPRENEUR

I was recently reading up on Entrepreneurship and the lack of glamour and appeal it has. In my own venture, I have encountered many mind shifts and humbling moments that were very gratifying yet terrifying. I wanted to find an article that would give readers a glimpse and advice on how to stay confident as an Entrepreneur. So […]

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Why Perfectionism Will Only Slow You Down

Being a perfectionist is necessary in many areas of life (for example, when performing surgery, or building a bridge) but there are a number of other situations where obsessing over every detail becomes a roadblock to efficiency. When it comes to say, sending an email to a potential employer,  pondering  over every word and structure of the […]

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Summer Reads: Where Would You Start?

Networking in Vancouver loves books!  And summer is the perfect time to dive in and learn something new. There is only one problem; where do we start? We were hoping you could help us decide. Here are the books on our NIV bookshelf waiting for our attention.     Linchpin, by Seth Godin The Empowered […]

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The Worst Job I Ever Had

Bad jobs are everywhere. You’ve had one (or three), I’ve had a handful, and we’ve all been there. They’re fully equipped miserable machines with lousy bosses, difficult coworkers, terrible customers, and poor conditions. And if it’s really bad, there’s awful coffee, too. My first bad job was terrible, really. For starters it involved physical labour. […]

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3 hurdles to creating a powerful and reputation-building LinkedIn profile

By SmartSavvy.me As the West Coast’s Marketing, Communications and Sales Recruitment Specialists, we’ve witnessed the rise of the LinkedIn profile from ‘nice-to-have’ to ‘must-have’ status. With designated areas for work experience, professional references, file sharing and even status updates, LinkedIn is part business card, part portfolio and part real-time representation of who you are as […]

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